Meeker Locals: April 24, 2008

MEEKER — And it blows
and blows some more. The
high winds have turned over
some sheds, damaged roofs
and ripped off siding.
Hopefully May will be a less
breezy sort of month.
Warmer weather is a
reminder that it’s time to think
about gardening. According to
the CSU Extension Office Web
site, Meeker’s 6,242 foot elevation
affords us an average
growing season of 91 days.
Keep that in mind when looking
at starting plants from seed.
With the price of food climbing,
planting a small vegetable garden
is a way to save some cash.
During the two world wars,
the U.S. Government advocated
“victory gardening” to
ensure adequate food supplies
for our troops and citizens. The
goal was to produce enough
fresh vegetables through the
summer for one’s immediate
family and neighbors. Any
excess produce was canned
and preserved for the winter
and early spring. Americans
worked together to turn vacant
lots, backyards, even baseball
fields and parks, into community
gardens.
A belated note of appreciation
to our dispatchers in honor
of National Public Safety
Telecommunicators week.
Art and Lila Cox recently
returned from a trip to visit five
of their grandkids and their
daughter and son-in-law, Laura
and Joseph Cardile, in
Wilmington, N.C.
Happy birthday this week
to Gunner Bullard, Syble
Barney, Kim Brown, Margaret
Bloomfield, April 24; Joe
Sullivan, Sam Jones, Vicki
Crawford and Ted Ruckman,
April 25; Kirstie Strate, Roxy
Taylor, Rachel Wix and Terri
Hale, April 26; Isaac Quinones,
April 27; Sage Chapin, Lisa
Walsh, April 28; Paul Sheridan,
Shelby Burke and Callie
Munger, April 29; Shelly Frary,
Cory Ruchti and Sarah Welle,
April 30.
Happy anniversary to the
following happy couples: John
and Connie Kelly, April 24; Kai
and Liz Turner, April 24;
Buddy and Lisa Pakuer, April
26; Gary and Patti Merriam,
also April 26.
Are you or your family
members missing from this
list? Please send us your family’s
special
dates —
a n n i v e r –
saries, birthdays,
etc. —
so we can
c e l e b r a t e
with you!
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Box 720, Meeker, Colo., 81641.